Saorview launches in Ireland has launched its personalised Internet TV service in Ireland, following its entry into the UK market last year, with a range of smart-home devices distributed on Amazon, Ebay from today, and with more retail distribution channels and broadband service provider partners to follow, according to the company. The service will bring together live channels […]

ComReg: 42% of Irish homes have Netflix

More than two in five Irish households now use Netflix, according to research by Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg). The 2017 Ireland Communicates survey, which was conducted in partnership with Ipsos MRBI, found that Netflix now has 42% uptake in Ireland, with the figure higher among younger people. Netflix was used by 56% of […]

Freesat delivers Saorview mobile app to RTÉ

Freesat has delivered the new Saorview mobile app, web-powered TV guide and Spotlight recommendation service for RTÉ in Ireland as part of its partnership with the public broadcaster. The new services are part of an ongoing deal with RTE to deliver Saorview Connect, a forthcoming service that will let viewers access on-demand content and TV […]

Freesat sees strong growth in connected homes

UK free-to-view satellite platform Freesat saw the number of homes connected by both satellite and broadband rise by 54% in the year to March, while sales of Freesat connected devices rose by 18% year-on-year. The total number of Freesat homes remains flat at 1.93 million. The increase in the connected base is due to satellite […]

Freesat to showcase smart TV guide for third party operators

UK free-to-view satellite platform Freesat is using the forthcoming TV Connect show in London to debut its Metaphor smart TV guide techlogy, which it is now marketing to international third-party operators. The move follows Freesat’s deal to provide Metaphor technology to Irish broadcaster RTÉ to support development of its Saorview Connect HbbTV solution and Italian […]

RTE partners with Freesat on Irish connected TV platform

Irish public broadcaster RTE has partnered with UK-based Freesat to develop a new connected TV service for Ireland’s Ireland’s free digital television platform Saorview. Saorview Connect will let viewers access on-demand content as well as TV channels from a new set-top box that will have “a range of additional features”. These include content recommendations, programme […]

RTÉ to use Ka-Sat for new Saorsat platform

Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ, has selected Eutelsat’s Ka-Sat to deliver a satellite-based version of its free-to-air digital-terrestrial platform Saorsat. The launch of Saorsat via satellite is designed to ensure every household in the Irish Republic can receive RTÉ’s public service television and radio channels, including the approximately 2% that are beyond range of terrestrial DTT […]